Posted: Fri 14th Aug 2020

Updated: Fri 14th Aug

Outdoor dining to be introduced on town’s High Street to help boost the evening economy for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Outdoor dining is set to be introduced on the Wrexham’s High Street as part of a new initiative to support the evening economy.

It will see the High Street closed between 6pm and 6am from the Wynnstay to the Old No 7 Bar and Grill Monday through to Saturday.

The scheme, which was announced last month, aims at boosting footfall and support for thw town’s evening economy.

Several traders have applied for a pavement licence to allow them to do this and The Parish, Frisky Pudding, The Bank and Wetherspoons have now all been granted a licence.

There will be a table booking requirement with table service and social distancing in place so you’ll need to check with individual establishments to see what they have in place and to book a table.

You’ll also have to provide personal contact details in case you need to be contacted should a positive case be recorded in an establishment you’ve recently been to.

Drinking alcohol in public places in the town centre is prohibited, as part of the Public Space Protection Order, but drinking in licensed premises and within the boundaries of street cafés is allowed.

However people are urged to stick to the guidelines in place and remember that coronavirus has not gone away.

Visitors are urged to “keep Wrexham safe” and pay attention to hand washing and social distancing.

Cllr Terry Evans, Lead Member for Economic Development, said: “This is very good news for establishments along High Street and I would like to thank everyone involved.

“I’m sure that it’ll be well received by visitors to Wrexham during the evening. Everyone has worked really hard to put this in place and I hope many of you are able to enjoy the new look High Street safely.”

Access to the St Giles Parish Church and emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

The road closure will be in place Monday – Saturday between 6pm and 6am.

The outdoor dining is the second new addition to the High Street to help businesses affected by the pandemic, with a new Click and Collect service which also launched this month.

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